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Crime Briefs: Boy shot while crossing street

A teenage boy was shot in the hip Tuesday afternoon while he was crossing North Fourth Street near East Seventh Avenue.

According to reports, the 17-year-old boy was crossing the street at 4 p.m. when someone fired a gun at him. He never saw anyone with a gun, but said he was walking near a red Honda when he heard the gunshot.

Wounded by the bullet, he walked to the home of a family member, who drove him to the Ohio State University Hospital. He was treated and scheduled to be released.

The bullet entered the boy’s hip and then exited, but police were unable to discover a bullet or the scene of the crime.

Covert officer catches teens vandalizing dumpster

An undercover police officer arrested two teens Saturday night after he reported seeing them spraypaint a dumpster.

According to reports, the officer came across Donald C. Csaki, 17, of the West Side, and Nicholas P. Hogan, 16, of Galloway, Ohio, while they were spraying graffiti on a dumpster near High Street and Chittenden Avenue.

The officer arrested both teens and charged them with criminal mischief and possession of criminal tools.

Compiled by Collin Binkley 

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